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the program. i would like to introduce the head of the effort. former u.s. congressman, former u.s. attorney for arkansas, and former minister of the u.s. drug enforcement agency -- connell: an extraordinary set of statements just made from washington. among other things, the nra would like to arm every school in the nation. that is what he just said. armed guards, armed police officers, as he put it, every single school in the united states following the shootings and newtown, connecticut. he said the only thing that will stop a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun. the message that it sends, as he put it, schools are now the safest place to inflict the maximum amount of mayhem. we have seen statements to match it coming out of washington. that may have been the most dramatic political statement that you will see, or have seen this week. we saw a couple other things during that statement. while we were watching, we saw one protester come in and hold up a sign. while peer had to stop and then he eventually continued. >> the predators of the world know it and exploited. that must chan
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from spain, some of them with the spanish royal armies; other irish influx arrived from the u.s. for the construction of railroads used to transport sugar cane to the sugar plantations. that was at the end of the 19th century. and then at the beginning of the 20th century, we're talking 1902, 1910, before odono that i mentioned before, this man who gave his name to -- he was very proud of this lighthouse. the cubans offer hospitality to general alexander alejandro o'reilly. he rose through the ranks of the spanish army. the spanish sent alexander o'reilly to cuba to form a militia. he was appointed governor of louisiana and head of the army later on. he arrived in august, 1769, and took formal possession of louisiana for spain. think of new orleans and cuba, in particular havana, governors there were also in cuba so there was all this traveling from one city to another because later when i got my ph.d. from tulaine university and i went to the irish channel. it's interesting, the irish history connected with new orleans. so the o'reilly family has been in louisiana for centuries
an antique weapon across the border. this is a weapon he declared. >> former u.s. ambassador is outraged mexico is playing politics with this. >> it has to do with the mexican government plaming the united states for part of the drug cartel problem. their view is it's all of these american firearms flooding mexico illegally. i swear they have been sympathetic to that charge through the years. that is one of the motives of the fast and furious operations. the only conclusion i think you can draw is if the mexican government is using this particular case to make a larger point. that is when you have to apply political pressure much higher levels. mexico can do a lot of things easy. it is christmas, generosity. they can say it's a farewell president to hillary clinton. they can say whatever they want. the important thing is to get it out and later to deal with the mexican government and make it absolutely clear this conduct by them is unacceptable to americans. >> meanwhile lawmakers are calling for a national travel boycott to mexico until hammar is home. >>> the time 18 after the hour. co
for the administration to produce legislation that limits access to guns. >>> now to the fallout from the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. at yesterday's hearing, senator john kerry who is widely expected to be nominated as the next secretary of state said congress should share some of the blame for what happened in libya. >> i want to be crystal clear about something else. congress also bears some responsibility here. congress has the power of the purse. >> for years, we have asked our state department to operate with increasingly lesser resources to conduct essential missions. and because of the gridlock and excesses in the senate and congress itself, we have not even been able to pursue the regular order of authorizing legislation. adequately funding america's foreign policy objectives is not spending. it's investing. >> republican senator bob corker countered that the state department was notution its existing resources efficiently. >> secretary clinton just sent up a notification to congress asking for $1.3 billion. why did she never ask for any notification or change of resources to make sur
. >> the senate democrats and white house refused to act. they'll be responsible for the largest tax hike in u.s. history. >> reporter: but boehner's tax plan to raise rates on increase over $1 million upset tea party republicans. >> this debate should be about spending, not taxes. >> reporter: in trouble, boehner pulled republicans into a meeting, tried to get the votes he needed but failed. >> it's unbelievable. this is horrible. i mean, i am -- i'm angry. i'm sad for my friend the speaker and i'm sad for the country. >> reporter: plan b looks dead. >> will there be a vote tomorrow? >> no. >> reporter: democrats gloated at boehner's failure. >> it was a bad plan but he couldn't even sell his bad plan to their extreme members of his own caucus. >> reporter: earlier this week a boehner as we e boehner/obama compromise looked close to getting done. >> they are so close. what is the speaker waiting for? >> reporter: now boehner has learned his house republicans might reject any tax hikes. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, capitol hill. >>> the off-camera private meeting of the republicans last night
. >> reflect on what you can do to make a difference. >>> in "the washington times," the u.s. on alert after the release of "zero dark thirty." the film depicts interrogation tactics including waterboarding. a senior defense official tells "the times," the u.s. doesn't expect violent protests like after the "innocence of muslims" film. but they're always on alert. >> for a look at all the top stories, head to our blog, cnn.com/earlystart. you can also follow us on facebook and twitter. we'll be right back. fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply stores. rewards we put right back into our business. this is the only thing we've ever wanted to do and ink helps us do it. make your mark with ink from chase. your soups are so awesomely delicious my husband and i can't stop eating 'em! what's...that... on your head? can curlers! tomato basil, potato with bacon... we've got a lot of empty cans. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >>> so you're looking at new york city right now where the weather is not
. a u.s. official confirms within the last day, the assad regime has launched lots of scud missiles at rebel areas in the territory. russian president putin, a top assad ally, acknowledged, this is important, that it is time for change in syria. >>> back here at home, it is one week since tragedy struck newtown, connecticut. a moment of silence will be observed beginning at 9:30 eastern time to remember those who died. then bells will ring 26 times to mark the lives of 20 children and 6 adults who were killed. president obama will also mark the moment at the white house. >>> in related news, the national rifle association's long awaited announcement following the connecticut tragedy is set for later this morning. the group promises what it called meaningful contributions to make sure what happened in newtown does not happen again. the nra has returned to social media, cautiously posting on twitter and reinstating its account on facebook. i think what you may see at this news conference today, depending on how they choose their words, and you imagine they're going to do it carefully,
's a reasonable response. and the u.s. should not be concerned with russian issues. >> steve: the company o i wouldn't by lobby lost its appeal to be exempt from providing the morning after pill to employees. the chain asked to be relieved of the obamacare requirement which they say goes against their religious principles. at least those are the owners. family-owned business says it plans to take the case all the way to the supreme court. it's one of 42 legal actions filed since the requirement took effect. >> alisyn: how would you like to get this holiday greeting in the mail? u.s. ambassador to finland. he posted the muscle holiday card on facebook and also reportedly sent it to some friends. no surprise. when he's not in the office, he's a professional body builder. he was appointed to office by president obama in 2009. >> steve: unfortunate about his shirt being ripped like that in a nice picture. >> brian: all right. 24 minutes before the top of the hour. apparently game over for tim tebow and the new york jets. the "new york post" confirming many other outlets confirming gang green will
't stop the u.s. postal service but it did bring some air travel to a halt. airlines were forced to cancel roughly 1,000 flights thursday most of them at chicago's o'hare airport. that's where the o'day family had been hoping to catch a plane to miami in time for a cruise. >> they told us they can't fly us out of here until monday which is two days after our ship leaves. >> reporter: now they have to make the 1,400 mile trek another way. >> my wife checked all other airlines, there's nothing out there. the only option we have is to drive. >> reporter: now driving is still pretty good option actually, as the colder temperatures and the high winds continue to persist, as the storm moves east and that could cause more delays. ch d norah? >> dean reynolds thank you. >>> let's get the latest from meteorologist mike augustyniak in charlotte. >> good morning the storm dropped a lot of snow in the midwest. highest i could find was the town just north of des moines iowa, almost 14 inches of snow. rochester, minnesota, six inches and here in the twin cities just 0.6 of
many accidents in iowa, the national guard was called in to help. >> the u.s. army came. put us in this really fancy truck. we got blankets and snacks. >> reporter: in madison, wisconsin, up to 20 inches of snow fell around that city. a record. and the university of wisconsin canceled some final exams. from the snowy side, to the tornado side. in mobile, alabama, an ef-1 twister left trees in houses. and street after street, full of debris. the relentless wind gusts also tore down power lines all across the midwest. more than 100,000 customers are still without power. i'm going to tell you, sam, that's going to be a problem. the windchill, 10 below. >> it's that brutal wind that comes in from behind it. it stays for the weekend, from where you are to where i am. there's bound to be travel delays. there are continuing travel problems. we'll go over those for everyone when we come back in regular weather. liz zblet all right, sam, thanks very much. we can hear the wind out there. >>> now, to the travel problems. it's snarled for galore at chicago's o'hare airport. more than 1,000
for that cause. absolutely. >> 8, fiscal cliff, 7, u.s. economy. 6, penn state. 5, libya. 4 obama care. why did obama care rise again? >> you know, it seemed people felt that story was never going to go away. it actually started last year, went through this year and is still an unending story. we don't know. people felt it affected their readers, their constituents. >> obviously the supreme court story was huge. but also the election was huge as well where you had a lot of republicans say okay. we'll basically -- it's been, you know, verified by the american people. >> this was the first year i went back, since 1996, that a presidential election did not make the number one spot. it is pretty unusual. it's because of newtown. >> number 3, superstorm. obviously a huge storm, had a devastating impact on the tri-state area. >> in a normal year that would have been the number one story. it was a very complicated news year and it got knocked down to 3. >> you're right the u.s. election would have been the top story of the year. quite an election. >> almost any time. this is a fascinating election wit
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